How to call the Isle of Man (country code +44)

Calling to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man and the U.K.’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0044 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by the United Kingdom’s country code of ’44’).
  • Country code 01144 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by the United Kingdom’s country code of ’44’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers are represented by area codes ‘07624’, ‘07524’, and ‘07924’. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

VoIP phone numbers are typically in area codes ’05’ and ’08’. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside the United Kingdom numbering plan. Not all ’05’ and ’08’ phone numbers are VoIP phone numbers – they are shared with other services in these area codes.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

The United Kingdom’s numbering plan does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the Isle of Man (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk number in the United Kingdom’s numbering plan when calling to a different area code (or to a mobile phone).

Local calls (within the same area code)

Only dial the local six digit number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

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Long distance calls (to a different area code, or to a mobile phone)

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when dialing to a different area code or a mobile phone.

In the Isle of Man, all fixed line (landline) phone numbers are within the same area code.

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trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

United Kingdom phone numbers explained

Number details

Isle of Man numbers are ten digits (eleven including a leading ‘0’ that is only used for calls within the U.K. numbering plan, and not included when called from outside the region).

The first four digits are an area (geographic) code. 01624 for fixed line, 07624m 07524, and 07924 for mobile.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with ‘7’. Isle of Man mobile area codes are 07624, 07524, and 07924.

An example of an Isle of Man phone number

The Welbeck Hotel lists its phone number in Douglas as +44 (0)1624 675663.

Number explanation
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Local example – calling from another location in Douglas

Only dial the six digit local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

675663
local phone number in Douglas
Long distance example – calling from Bride, Isle of Man (on the other side of the country)

As Bride and Douglas are in the same area code, only dial the six digit local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

675663
local phone number in Douglas
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone in the Isle of Man

Calls from the United Kingdom, Jersey, or Guernsey are dialed the same as a domestic long distance U.K. phone call. Start the call with the trunk prefix ‘0’ and include the area code in the call.

This includes mobile phones that are not from the Isle of Man but are roaming on the Isle of Man.

01624675663
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for the Isle of Manlocal phone number in Douglas
U.K. numbering plan exmaple – calling from the United Kingdom, Jersey, or Guernsey

Calls from the United Kingdom, Jersey, or Guernsey are dialed the same as a domestic long distance U.K. phone call. Start the call with the trunk prefix ‘0’ and include the area code in the call.

01624675663
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for the Isle of Manlocal phone number in Douglas
International exmaple – calling from outside the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, or the Isle of Man

To call from outside the United Kingdom’s numbering plan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the U.K.’s country code of ’33’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

The leading ‘0’ is not included in the phone call when calling from outside the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.

exit code441624675663
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the United Kingdomarea (geographic) code for the Isle of Manlocal phone number in Douglas

Calling from the Isle of Man

…to all regions of the world except for the United Kingdom, Jersey, and Guernsey

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom.

… to the United Kingdom, Jersey, and Guernsey

Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man are all part of the United Kingdom’s internal telephone network.

These numbers are dialed the same as a domestic U.K. call. See the respective pages for information on their assigned geographic codes.

Administrative and regulatory

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